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Derkbeg Hill Hill Cnoc na Deirce Bige A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. ‡Cnoc na Deirce Bige [PDT], 'hill of an Deirc Bheag or the
little cavity')
Donegal County, in Binnion List, Hornblendic and sometimes schistose Bedrock

Height: 332m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G82944 98837
Place visited by 9 members. Recently by: Peter Walker, chalky, Fergalh, Garmin, Harry Goodman, juliewoods, Jamessheerin, ahendroff, hgboyle
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Longitude: -8.266223, Latitude: 54.837015 , Easting: 182944, Northing: 398837 Prominence: 178m,  Isolation: 2.8km
ITM: 582897 898826,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DrkbHl, 10 char: DrkbgHil
Bedrock type: Hornblendic and sometimes schistose, (Metadolerite)

An Deirc Bheag / Derk Beg is a townland in Inishkeel parish. The word deirc may refer to a steep-sided cirque or to a cave.   Cnoc na Deirce Bige is the 1086th highest place in Ireland. Cnoc na Deirce Bige is the most westerly summit in the Bluestack Mountains area.

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A short but very worthwhile walk. .. by group   (Show all for Cnoc na Deirce Bige)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc na Deirce Bige in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Derkbeg Hill across the still waters of L Nacroaghy
 
Go and enjoy.
by Harry Goodman  20 Aug 2013
I climbed this hill on 14 August 2013 . From the R250 Finntown to Glenties I took a minor road L2583 on the right G841974 A and 1.7km along also on the right side noted a rough stone and gravel track G825968 B which led up to L Nacroaghy. As there was no roadside parking available to me I drove up the track for about 250 metres to a gate across it and a large parking area on the left G8231596980 C. Having parked, I followed the track through a small valley as it led up to the lough and my first view of Derkbeg Hill across its still waters. Continuing around the W shore the track ended at a couple of large livestock sheds G8241498328 D where I met a farmer gathering in some sheep. He was very welcoming to my being on his land. On his advice II followed a fence up steeply from behind the sheds which soon led me out on to the open hillside and the start of a gently sloping ridge up to the summit. On the way up I passed a number of large boulders and a large rocky up crop which I crossed but could have contoured around on its right side. It can be seen to the left of cenre in the photograph. Further up I passed another large erratic before reaching the large flat peat hagged top. Altough the top is unmarked I recorded it as G8294398837 F. Views SE were blocked to some extent by Agla Mt but there were unrestricted views out across Glenties to the high tops of SW Donegal. I also climbed Croaghleheen earlier in the day as the start points for the two walks were only a short drive apart. I returned by way of ascent, 4.6km out and back. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/921/comment/15085/
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